Leader article March 2016
Mental ill health is an issue affecting every classroom in every school, every day. The statistics are staggering...
Guidance paper July 2014
The SEN Code of Practice 2014 (the code) is the new statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures for schools, colleges and other agencies that stem from the Children and Families Act 2014 (Part 3). Subject to Parliamentary approval, it comes into force from September 2014
Leader article September 2014
Reforms coming in for September represent a shift in political thinking about special educational needs (SEN), and while many of the changes are welcome, there could be unforeseen, negative consequences for young people, schools and colleges. Anna Cole sets out what leaders need to know.
Advice February 2019
The National Deaf Children’s Society, together with The Bell Foundation, have produced a booklet and a short video to help teachers and education professionals address the challenges faced by deaf children using English as an additional language.
Advice May 2016
KIDS – a charity that cares for over 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families, has published new guidance that has been funded by the DfE.
Advice November 2014
From September maintained schools are under a duty to include on their school website a report on their policy for pupils with SEN called a Special educational needs (SEN) report.
Advice July 2014
The DfE has produced a PowerPoint presentation that schools may want to use in governor/staff training or to provide information for parents/carers about the new SEN Code of Practice.
Advice July 2014
The DfE has published guidance on the use of P scales for pupils with special educational needs.
Leader article December 2014
Richard Newton Chance explores how the calculation of funding for special needs education is changing as the system moves from statements to education, health and care plans (EHCPs).
Advice May 2014
ASCL’s Inclusion Committee has been working closely with the DfE on the development of the new Code of Practice. This has now essentially been finalised, and will be approved by Parliament in the near future.
Advice June 2018
The Careers & Enterprise Fund 2018 (CEF2018) is inviting bids for grant funding.